Instant Pot Flourless Brownies

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recipe by Megan Gilmore

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based on 2 ratings

These brownies are lower in sugar and fat than traditional brownies, but they still taste decadent enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. Baking in the Instant Pot keeps the brownies moist, with no risk of overbaking. Don’t be alarmed by the thickness of the batter, or by how soft the brownies might look immediately after cooking. They firm up as they cool, with a perfectly fudgy texture. I like to splurge and use dark chocolate chips for added texture in these naturally sweetened brownies, but you can leave them out completely to avoid the refined sugar.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Almond butter icon
    Almond butter
    ¾ cup (about 198 g)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    ¾ cup (about 153 g)
  • Raw cacao powder icon
    Raw cacao powder
    ¼ cup (about 79.2 g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    ¼ tsp (about 1.62 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    ½ tsp (about 2.2 g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    ½ tsp (about 2.33 g)
  • Dark chocolate chips icon
    Dark chocolate chips
    ½ cup (about 85.2 g)
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  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Springform pan - 7"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Rack

Step preview

  1. Line a clean springform pan with parchment paper
  2. Add almond butter, coconut sugar, raw cacao powder, egg, sea salt, vanilla extract and baking soda to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Transfer batter to springform pan
  5. Spread evenly
  6. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips
  7. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  8. Add water to the inner pot
  9. Place the pan on the rack
  10. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  11. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 15 min
  12. Natural release
  13. Remove pan from the inner pot
  14. Let cool on round wire rack
  15. Store in fridge
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